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An orphan's relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalist by spending the weekend at the home of each. Pa makes numerous cosmetic improvements to his rundown home to impress the judges, but all wash away in a torrential rain storm. Will the judges still award the scholarship to Elwin?
Life on the road isn''t what it''s cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
No one believes an amateur astronomer''s spaceship sighting until the town''s people begin disappearing.
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
A postal inspector pretends to be an outlaw to smoke out lawbreakers.
During the Civil War, U.S.Army scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and "Cougar" Claggett (Pat Buttram) are detailed to Utah to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie (Jim Davis) who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier post commanded by Colonel Middler (Edgar Dearing) who has a daughter, Dell (Gail Davis) and a son, Walt (Bob Steele). Walt secretly supports McQuarrie's actions. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape.
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
An unscrupulous lawyer hires a vagrant to impersonate a missing millionaire.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
A lady reporter travels West to dig up the truth about a long dead bandit.
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a different body! He and the woman in question (Mary Rawlins, niece of the late owner), both suspects, become allies; among light romantic banter they hunt the real killer behind the seven doors of a blind alley, housing eccentric suspects and a dark, intricate, spooky cellar...
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A servant's scandalous novel lands her employers in hot water.
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
A young girl has to overcome social prejudice when she falls for a wealthy young man.
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
An outlaw and his brother are on opposite sides of a stagecoach robbery.
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
A detective and his zany pals take over a failing department store.
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
Outlaw pals are tempted to go straight.
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
A child is told he cannot have a dog, but finds a stray and keeps it for a day.
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
Three zanies tackle outlaws and Indians when they head westward.
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
A wealthy culture vulture tries to steal a playwright from his actress wife.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''''s moll.
A carnival con artist tries to ride his girlfriend''''s singing talents to the big time.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
A reporter avenges his editor''''s murder by gangsters.
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
Two children try to find a new husband for their widowed mother.
A government agent investigates gangsters training an army in South America.
Romance blossoms when a man and woman each think the other is rich.
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
A working woman doesn''''t want to give up her career when she marries.
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
Murder and jewel theft plague a China-bound steamer.
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
A young jockey goes crooked to land a valuable riding job.
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, and the two become a successful dance act. However, when an ex-inmate buddy of Ray's robs the tour bus, Ray is suspected of wrongdoing by Jack and the others in the group. After a gang of thugs hijacks the tour bus, Ray tries to use his street smarts to redeem his reputation.
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
Two cigar-stand attendants get mixed up in a murder investigation.
A pair of rainmakers takes on a crooked businessman out to cash in on a drought.
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
A jewel heist leads to murder.
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
Two musicians try to get an orphaned heiress through hillbilly country to claim her inheritance.
An Eskimo family fights to survive harsh conditions in the frozen North.
Love trips up an ambulance chasing lawyer.
In an effort to beef up his school's football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies.
The government officials of Klopstokia, where everyone has outstanding athletic abilities, decide to enter their country in the Olympic Games.
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
An old man who witnessed a crime is threatened by gangsters.
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star.
In this biography the simple backwoods boy rises to become one of America''''s most beloved presidents.
A woman once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer tries to save her sister from him.
One of MGM's "Passing Parade" short films, "American Spoken Here" takes a humorous look at the (possibly apocryphal) stories behind some common American slang terms.
In this short film, an up and coming businessman mixes drinking and driving with tragic consequences.
In this short film, Charley Chase gets in trouble at work for insuring that a wedding isn''''t called off, which leads into various comic scenarios.
Two rookie police officers bungle their way through a series of mishaps in this comedic short.
In this short film, two football players attempt to rescue their coach from a gang.
A young woman ignores her father''''s advice and runs off to a sale at a store in this short comedy.
Two convicts in an escape attempt tunnel into the warden''''s office in this short silent comedy.
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